Trump says is willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

Mr Lankford said Mr Sessions's testimony will help flesh out the truth of Mr Comey's allegations, including Mr Sessions's presence at the White House in February when Mr Trump asked to speak to Mr Comey alone.

"I didn't say under oath - I hardly know the man", the president said about Comey. "I mean, I will tell you, I didn't say that", Trump replied.

Mr Trump asked Mr Comey to be loyal during a private dinner after the inauguration, and they ended up with a compromise of Mr Comey saying he would honour a pledge of "honest loyalty".

"James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said", Trump said, adding "some of the things he said just weren't true".

When asked by a reporter if Trump asked Comey to drop the investigation into Flynn, he said: "I didn't say that".

Trump then went on to talk about recordings of these conversations, in response to a questions, that he had first suggested in a tweet after firing Comey.

Comey repeatedly refused to say in the Senate hearing Thursday whether he thought Trump had obstructed justice.

Mr Comey maintains Mr Trump fired him because of the Russian Federation inquiry.

The US president was asked by a journalist if he would be willing to give his version of events under oath. Trump's lawyer denied this claim in a statement following Comey's testimony.

Alan Dershowitz spoke with Brian Kilmeade about yesterday's testimony by former FBI Director James Comey and how the media is blacking out the single most important part of the testimony.

During his Congressional briefing organised by the powerful Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, Comey confessed that he leaked the information about his interaction with the U.S. president.

The brief news conference, where each President took two questions from the press.

"I didn't say that", Trump said.

The president said he would be willing to tell that to the newly appointed special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, Robert Mueller. Mr Trump "should voluntarily turn them over", Ms Collins said.

That tweet, Comey later testified on Thursday, was what prompted him to ask a friend to leak unclassified memos he wrote about his exchanges with the president, where he detailed his accounts.

Senator James Lankford, a member of the same committee, agreed the panel needed to hear any tapes that exist.

Regarding the possibility of tapes of the conversations between Trump and Comey - a possibility Trump himself raised on Twitter - he demurred.

Mr Comey also said Mr Trump asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the President, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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